The Apache Kafka C/C++ client library - redistributable


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C++, librdkafka, kafka, C, native, nativepackage, apache, apache-kafka, c-plus-plus, consumer, high-performance, kafka-consumer, kafka-producer
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Install
Install-Package librdkafka.redist -Version 0.11.3

Contributors

Magnus Edenhill Andreas Heider Eugenio Pérez Bob Halley Matt Howlett asharma339 Faidon Liambotis Taylor Burmeister kodekarl Thomas Deutschmann Andreas Smas Alexey Kurbatsky Omer Katz Turing Eret bartw72 Vincent Bernat HeChuan Ruslan Baratov Michael Koziarski Ilya Yaroshenko proller Matias Fontanini R. Tyler Croy Ewen Cheslack-Postava


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Documentation

librdkafka - the Apache Kafka C/C++ client library

Copyright (c) 2012-2016, Magnus Edenhill.

https://github.com/edenhill/librdkafka

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librdkafka is a C library implementation of the Apache Kafka protocol, containing both Producer and Consumer support. It was designed with message delivery reliability and high performance in mind, current figures exceed 1 million msgs/second for the producer and 3 million msgs/second for the consumer.

librdkafka is licensed under the 2-clause BSD license.

For an introduction to the performance and usage of librdkafka, see INTRODUCTION.md

See the wiki for a FAQ.

NOTE: The master branch is actively developed, use latest release for production use.

Overview

  • High-level producer
  • High-level balanced KafkaConsumer (requires broker >= 0.9)
  • Simple (legacy) consumer
  • Compression: snappy, gzip, lz4
  • SSL support
  • SASL (GSSAPI/Kerberos/SSPI, PLAIN, SCRAM) support
  • Broker version support: >=0.8 (see Broker version compatibility)
  • Stable C & C++ APIs (ABI safety guaranteed for C)
  • Statistics metrics
  • Debian package: librdkafka1 and librdkafka-dev in Debian and Ubuntu
  • RPM package: librdkafka and librdkafka-devel
  • Gentoo package: dev-libs/librdkafka
  • Portable: runs on Linux, OSX, Win32, Solaris, FreeBSD, ...

Language bindings

Users of librdkafka

Usage

Requirements

The GNU toolchain
GNU make
pthreads
zlib (optional, for gzip compression support)
libssl-dev (optional, for SSL and SASL SCRAM support)
libsasl2-dev (optional, for SASL GSSAPI support)

Instructions

Building

  ./configure
  make
  sudo make install

NOTE: See README.win32 for instructions how to build on Windows with Microsoft Visual Studio.

NOTE: See CMake instructions for experimental CMake build (unsupported).

Usage in code

See examples/rdkafka_example.c for an example producer and consumer.

Link your program with -lrdkafka -lz -lpthread -lrt.

Documentation

The public APIs are documented in their respective header files:

To generate Doxygen documents for the API, type:

make docs

Configuration properties are documented in CONFIGURATION.md

For a librdkafka introduction, see INTRODUCTION.md

Examples

See the examples/sub-directory.

Tests

See the tests/sub-directory.

Support

File bug reports, feature requests and questions using GitHub Issues

Questions and discussions are also welcome on irc.freenode.org, #apache-kafka, nickname Snaps.

Commercial support

Commercial support is available from Edenhill services